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3:50 PM ET, April 26, 2007

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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Democrats' Gonzales  —  Here's a Washington political riddle where you fill in the blanks: As Alberto Gonzales is to the Republicans, Blank Blank is to the Democrats — a continuing embarrassment thanks to his amateurish performance.  —  If you answered " Harry Reid," …
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Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
David Broder Is a Gasbag  —  One of the few regrets I have in life is that I allowed Ann Devroy of the Washington Post to talk me into apologizing for calling David Broder "a gasbag" in 1995.  My admiration for Devroy trumped my contempt for Broder.  Ann, sadly, is gone, but Broder remains.
Bob Geiger:
Senate Passes Emergency Supplemental Bill  —  Just moments ago, the Senate followed the lead of the House of Representatives by passing the $124 billion supplemental spending bill containing a provision that mandates a withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq by this time next year.
Joe Lieberman / Washington Post:
One Choice in Iraq  —  Last week a series of coordinated suicide bombings killed more than 170 people.  The victims were not soldiers or government officials but civilians — innocent men, women and children indiscriminately murdered on their way home from work and school.
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Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
CNN's Ware: Troop Pullout Debate Is 'Delusional,' Would Hand Iraq to al Qaeda  —  Left-wing blogs loved it when CNN's Michael Ware rebuked Senator John McCain a few weeks ago, after McCain suggested he could safely walk through areas of Baghdad.  But this morning on CNN …
PBS:
APRIL 25, 2007: "Buying the War"  —  BILL MOYERS: Four years ago this spring the Bush administration took leave of reality and plunged our country into a war so poorly planned it soon turned into a disaster.  The story of how high officials misled the country has been told.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Bill Moyers documentary on our failed and barren press  —  If you didn't watch Bill Moyers' documentary last night regarding the joint, coordinated behavior of our government and its media in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, I can't recommend it highly enough.  You can watch it here.
Brian Montopoli / Public Eye:
Knoller On What Bill Moyers Got Wrong
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Political Briefings At Agencies Disclosed  —  White House officials conducted 20 private briefings on Republican electoral prospects in the last midterm election for senior officials in at least 15 government agencies covered by federal restrictions on partisan political activity …
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Financial Times:
Industry caught in carbon 'smokescreen'  —  Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on "carbon credit" projects that yield few if any environmental benefits.  —  A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases …
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Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
CAN CARBON OFFSETS BE CONFIRMED?  Many celebrities have sought …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Mike Allen / The Politico:
McCain calls for Gonzales to resign  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Politico that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, becoming the most prominent Republican to desert the White House over the bungled firing of U.S. attorneys.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Journalists and John McCain: Is The Honeymoon Really Over?
Associated Press:
McCain's humor draws criticism again
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Court Asked to Limit Lawyers at Guantánamo  —  The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration's detention policies.
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
DID "DAY BY DAY" JUST JUMP THE SHARK?  —  I love Chris Muir's laconic take on the days events seen through the eyes of two young, hip couples in his Day by Day cartoons.  —  But today's installment may have crossed a line of good taste.  I know many of you will disagree with me, but you decide.
Tom Tomorrow / The Huffington Post:
What They Said  —  I was planning to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the war by looking back at some of the more remarkable statements pundits made at the time.  But I'm a weekly cartoonist, and this month I just had too many other ideas clamoring for my limited space …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Fog Of War  —  A reader writes: … A friend of mine sat me down last night over a glass of wine and made me watch "The Fog of War", the McNamara documentary that won an Oscar a few years ago.  What it brought home was how the war in Vietnam became a moving target …
Discussion: Political Animal
Jihad Unspun:
Islamic State Of Iraq: The Cross Worshippers And Their Henchmen Plans Have Collapsed  —  The Islamic State of Iraq has issued a statement that speaks to the utter collapse of America's so-called "new security plan" and the upheaval that is taking place in the US Congress over how to extract itself from the Iraqi quagmire.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
 
 
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Senate passes Iraq spending bill; Update: Iraqi spokesman criticizes
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
"Media Lynch Mob": a study in cynical politicking
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Interview with Charlie Savage
Discussion: Shakesville
Rasmussen Reports:
57% Favor Immediate Troop Withdrawal or Firm Deadline
Discussion: Eschaton and Liberal Values
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Brownback rescinds immigration bill support
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Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
Why the President Would Deny Our Troops the Resources They Need
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